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MADISON, S.D. — A recent report by the federal Government Accountability Office (GAO) highlighted how older borrowers now make up the fastest-growing group of those with student loan debt. With the size of this group having increased by a factor of four over just the last ten years, many Americans are facing challenges of unprecedented kinds. New resources online at detail effective ways by which older student loan recipients and others can lighten their debt burdens.
With many such helpful guides and other features online, Student Loan Help Info also offers free, no-obligation consultations to all. As keeping up with student loans becomes an increasingly pressing concern even to many not traditionally associated with this kind of borrowing, visitors to can count on plenty of useful information and advice.
“Like so many others, we read the recent GAO report on older student loan recipients with great interest,” a Student Loan Help Info representative stated, “Whether because of carrying student debt for decades after graduating or trying to help fund the education of their children, the number of Americans over the age of sixty who are responsible for student loans has exploded in recent years. For people only a few short years from retirement, that can raise a number of important questions. Social Security benefits can even be garnished should some older borrowers default, so staying on top of payments could hardly be more important.”
A December, 2016, report by the GAO found that well over 100,000 Americans past the age of 50 had been subject to garnishment of Social Security benefits as a result of defaulting on their student loan debts. With over $1.1 billion in payments already collected this way, less than a third of the money was used to pay down loan principal, with the rest instead counting against fees and interest.
As a top source of assistance for all those seeking help with their own debts, Student Loan Help Info maintains online resources that can be of great help to the increasing number of Americans in this and similar situations. A visit to the Student Loan Help Info website at will help bring any borrower up to speed with their options, from various loan forgiveness programs to debt consolidation. In addition, older Americans and all others with student loans to pay off are invited to get in touch for a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced, informed Student Loan Help Info agent.
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